About me

I earned my undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Film at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  In 2006 I completed the graduate program in Library and Information Science at Kent State University earning my MLIS. 

I believe that the skills I possess as a librarian are valuable not only in the library environment, but in a variety of industries and nonprofit organizations.  Technology plays an increasingly important role in our everyday lives, and I am fascinated by how this affects the way we gather and use information.  I am always  looking into new technology and how it can be applied. I have given several presentations on social media, and am familiar with many social media technologies including the most popular: Facebook, Google Apps, blogs, wikis, and Twitter.

I recognize  the importance of developing relationships with community groups, leaders, and school representatives.  During my public library experience, I partnered with local non-profit organizations to bring unique programming to our branch.  Additionally, I served as a member of the Denison University MLK day planning committee. As a member of this committee,  I helped put together programming that was  not just intended for students, but for the entire community. In my position as an AmeriCorps volunteer I worked to locate and collaborate with other organizations interested in poverty related health and nutrition issues. I served as a member of the Growing Hope Food Summit planning committee and was active in representing my organization at the Summit Food Policy Coalition meetings.

I am always looking for opportunities to grow my leadership skills. I am currently a member of Orlando Toastmasters Club #28 and I volunteer in the community whenever I am able. I was the captain of the ITT Technical Institute-Strongsville Arthritis Walk team for 3 consecutive years. During those years we were able to raise over $3000 for the Arthritis Foundation.